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CHARLES G. SWEET v. PENNSYLVANIA LABOR RELATIONS BOARD (07/14/78)

decided: July 14, 1978.

CHARLES G. SWEET, RICHARD DISALLE, THOMAS D. GLADDEN, PAUL A. SIMMONS, JOHN F. BELL, AND JUDGES OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF THE 27TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, APPELLANTS,
v.
PENNSYLVANIA LABOR RELATIONS BOARD, SERVICE EMPLOYEES' INTERNATIONAL UNION, LOCAL 585, AFL-CIO, COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, MALCOLM L. MORGAN, EDWARD M. PALUSO, DAVID L. GILMORE, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



No. 76 March Term, 1977, On Appeal from the Order of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, 8 T.D. 1975, Reversing the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, PERA-R-2209-W.

COUNSEL

David S. Posner, Washington, for appellants.

Edward H. Feege, Allentown, for Pa. State Assn. of County Com'rs.

Louis B. Kushner, Pittsburgh, for Service Emp. Intern. Union.

Charles N. Sweet, Paul L. Stevens, Morrisville, for Pa. State Assn. of County Com'rs.

Alexander Unkovic, Frederick J. Francis, Pittsburgh, for amicus curiae, Pa. Conference of Trial Judges.

Roberts, Justice. Packel, J., did not participate in the decision of this case. Manderino, J., joins and files a concurring opinion. Nix, J., concurs in the result.

Author: Roberts

[ 479 Pa. Page 450]

OPINION OF THE COURT

In this appeal,*fn1 we hold that appellees, commissioners of Washington County, are the managerial representative in collective bargaining and representation proceedings under the Public Employe Relations Act (Act 195)*fn2 involving employees supervised*fn3 by appellants, judges of the Court of

[ 479 Pa. Page 451]

Common Pleas of Washington County, and that appellees' exercise of this responsibility does not unconstitutionally interfere with ...


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